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Roosters to honour Des O’Reilly

Roosters to honour Des O'Reilly

The Sydney Roosters NRL and NYC teams will wear black armbands in the Club’s Round 2 match against the Canberra Raiders on Saturday, March 12 as a mark of respect for 1975 Premiership player Des O’Reilly.

Player number 653, Des passed away at age 61 last Monday after a long illness.

Born and raised in Bondi, Des played his junior football for Clovelly and was a member of the Eastern Suburbs’ 1975 Premiership-winning side.

He also played in the 1980 Grand Final with Easts, playing 127 first grade games with the Club between 1975 and 1982. A City and New South Wales representative player, Des also played 14 games with Cronulla between 1984 and 1985.

A funeral for Des O’Reilly will be held in Brisbane on Monday, March 14.

The Sydney Roosters have extended their heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Des O’Reilly.

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